Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Juneteenth!



uscitzenpod: USCIS 100:76 Emancipation Proclamation and Juneteenth

Today we continue our exploration of the USCIS History and Government questions and African American History. Today we will talk about USCIS 100:76. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

We will first read about Q76 from the USCIS M638 quick civics lesson. Then we will listen to an interview with Robin Braxton who helps organizes our local Juneteenth festival. Robin will talk about Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. Juneteenth celebrates the day when slaves in Texas heard about the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is also a holiday that celebrates African American history and culture. Let's get started!



VOANews: Annual Juneteenth Festival Celebrated Around the World

The news that US President Abraham Lincoln had emancipated slaves in the rebellious southern states in September, 1862, did not reach slaves in Texas until June 19, 1865, a few months after the end of the US Civil war. With the arrival of federal troops that day, and the end of slavery, the newly freed African Americans held a big celebration, which they called Juneteenth. As VOA's Greg Flakus reports from Houston, Juneteenth has been celebrated annually ever since... and not just in Texas.

More Juneteenth ESL/Citizenship Resources:

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

#LoveWins

America should be very proud. #LoveWins

Posted by The White House on Friday, June 26, 2015

The White House: #LoveWins

Friday, June 26, 2015

2015 USCIS 100 Remix Round 1 Fours



uscitizenpod: 2015 USCIS 100 Remix Round 1 Fours

USCIS 100qs Remix "Fours" 04, 14, 24, 34, 44, 54, 64, 74, 84, 94
Quiz Pdf at http://goo.gl/ZkVFTQ

More USCIS 100qs Resources at http://goo.gl/UaSGXK or www.uscitizenpod.com

Also check out

2015 USCIS 100qs Remix Round 1 Playlist
https://goo.gl/0OMZQu (10 videos)

2015 USCIS 100qs Remix Round 2 Playlist
https://goo.gl/9WUbft (10videos)

2013 USCIS 100qs Remix Playlist
https://goo.gl/K69Bbk (10 Videos)

I know that you will be great American citizen!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

ELCivics.com


ELCivics.com

Learn EL Civics and ESL with pictures and easy words. The following EL Civics and U.S. History and Government lessons are now available: Statue of Liberty, Washington, D.C., American Bald Eagle, 50 U.S. States, and more. English Language Civics provides an easy way to learn about U.S. history, government, citizenship, geography, and culture. New lessons, worksheets, PowerPoint presentations, lesson plans and videos are added to www.elcivics.com every week.

Monday, June 22, 2015

USCIS SAVE Video



uscis: USCIS SAVE Video

The Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program is a service that helps federal, state and local benefit-issuing agencies, institutions, and licensing agencies determine the immigration status of benefit applicants so only those entitled to benefits receive them.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

USCIS Director Leόn Rodríguez: My Family Story and Why World Refugee Day Matters



uscis: USCIS Director Leόn Rodríguez: My Family Story and Why World Refugee Day Matters

To mark World Refugee Day, USCIS Director Leόn Rodríguez discusses his family's journey to the United States, and why our work to assist refugees is more relevant today than ever before.

Friday, June 19, 2015

We The People National Competition



VOALearningEnglish: We The People National Competition

Students from all over the U.S. came to Washington, DC to show their knowledge of U.S. history, the Constitution, and current events in this competition sponsored by the "We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution" program.  Read the story here.
Originally published at http://learningenglish.voanews.com/media/video/we-the-people-competition/2826315.html

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

2015 USCIS 100 Remix Round 1 Threes



uscitizenpod: 2015 USCIS 100 Remix Round 1 Threes

USCIS 100qs Remix "Threes" 03, 13, 23, 33, 43, 53, 63, 73, 83, 93
Quiz Pdf at http://goo.gl/KeJLLc

More USCIS 100qs Resources at http://goo.gl/UaSGXK

Also check out

2015 USCIS 100qs Remix Round 1 Playlist
https://goo.gl/0OMZQu (10 videos)

2015 USCIS 100qs Remix Round 2 Playlist
https://goo.gl/9WUbft (10videos)

2013 USCIS 100qs Remix Playlist
https://goo.gl/K69Bbk (10 Videos)

I know that you will be great American citizen!

Monday, June 15, 2015

2015 USCIS 100 Remix Round 1 Twos



uscitizenpod: 2015 USCIS 100 Remix Round 1 Twos

USCIS 100qs Remix "Twos" 02, 12, 22, 32, 42, 52, 62, 72, 82, 92
Quiz Pdf at http://goo.gl/I1ZM9C

More USCIS 100qs Resources at http://goo.gl/UaSGXK or www.uscitizenpod.com

Also check out

Tasleem's Practice Interview
https://youtu.be/oe9m5oZoMzw

Tasleem's Second Practice Interview
https://youtu.be/oRdCjtJ6UMU

2015 USCIS 100qs Remix Round 1 Playlist
https://goo.gl/0OMZQu (10 videos)

2015 USCIS 100qs Remix Round 2 Playlist
https://goo.gl/9WUbft (10videos)

2013 USCIS 100qs Remix Playlist
https://goo.gl/K69Bbk (10 Videos)

I know that you will be great American citizen!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Happy Flag Day!


NMAH: Interactive Flag

Explore the flag that inspired the National Anthem to discover stories about its creation, history, and preservation. Open the hotspots to learn what makes this flag special to so many Americans and how the National Museum of American history is working to preserve it for future generations.

Flash version of the interactive is also available.

2015 USCIS 100 Remix Round 1 Ones



uscitizenpod: 2015 USCIS 100 Remix Round 1 Ones
USCIS 100qs Remix "Ones" 01, 11, 21, 31, 41, 51, 61, 71, 81, 91
Quiz Pdf at http://goo.gl/hkJhi0

More USCIS 100qs Resources at http://goo.gl/UaSGXK or www.uscitizenpod.com

Also check out

Hien's Citizenship Interview
https://youtu.be/rYgPIp94XXY

2015 USCIS 100qs Remix Round 1 Playlist
https://goo.gl/0OMZQu (10 videos)

2015 USCIS 100qs Remix Round 2 Playlist
https://goo.gl/9WUbft (10videos)

2013 USCIS 100qs Remix Playlist
https://goo.gl/K69Bbk (10 Videos)

I know that you will be great American citizen!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

#newUScitizen Huang Yanli

#newUScitizen Huang Yanli

Also watch Huang Yanli's Interview
https://youtu.be/poHYm7FGZu4

Huang Yanli practices for her Citizenship Interview. She is answering questions from uscitizenpod's A “Typical” Citizenship Interview Based on the USCIS N-400r (4 pages) http://goo.gl/9Z97UK

Friday, June 12, 2015

News Museum Adds to Memorial for Fallen Journalists



VOANews: News Museum Adds to Memorial for Fallen Journalists

Dozens of journalists die every year while reporting on stories from the most troubled regions of the world. Fourteen of those who died last year — a small fraction of the total — were remembered this year in an annual ceremony at the Newseum in Washington. With Joy Wagner narrating, VOA’s Anush Avetisyan reports.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Ben's Guide

USCIS 100:68. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?


Ben’s Guide

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program. It is our hope that Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government fulfills that role.

USCIS 100:68. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?

▪ U.S. diplomat
▪ oldest member of the Constitutional Convention
▪ first Postmaster General of the United States
▪ writer of “Poor Richard’s Almanac”
▪ started the first free libraries

http://goo.gl/d5jJJ2

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

2015 USCIS 100qs Remix Round 2



uscitizenpod: 2015 USCIS 100qs Remix Round 2

Milpitas Adult School students practice for the USCIS Civics test by answering 10 "remixed" questions.
Applicants need to answer 6 out of 10 questions correctly to past the Civics portion of the USCIS Citizenship Interview.

More USCIS 100qs Resources at http://goo.gl/UaSGXK

Also check out
2015 USCIS 100qs Remix Round 1 Playlist
https://goo.gl/0OMZQu (10 videos)

2013 USCIS 100qs Remix Playlist
https://goo.gl/K69Bbk (10 Videos)

I know that you will be great American citizen!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Adult Learning Activities: Law and Government


CDLPOnline: Adult Learning Activities: Law and Government

Short stories, mp3, videos and activities about the Law and Government from the California Distance learning Project. Great practice for the N-400 part 11 and the USCIS 100:48-57 Rights and Responsibilities questions.

For more summer Citizenship practice, see Free ESL and Citizenship Self-Study Resources for Summer 2015 pdf  http://goo.gl/d5jJJ2

Saturday, June 6, 2015

About the USA

AmericanEnglish: About the U.S.A.
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About the U.S.A. is an American Studies reader that examines the customs, government, and history of the United States of America. The text provides a wealth of information on U.S. geography and history; the roles of local, state, and federal government; national holidays and symbols; the Constitution; and citizenship. The book, which was written for intermediate to advanced learners of English, contains a range of activities for language students to practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

uscitizenpod: Also check out: Free ESL and Citizenship Self-Study Resources for Summer 2015 pdf 
http://goo.gl/d5jJJ2

Friday, June 5, 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

Exploring America’s Immigration Story



VOA Learning News: Exploring America’s Immigration Story

For years, the first stop for millions of immigrants to the United States was the Ellis Island immigration center in New York Harbor. A new museum exhibit tells about the people who entered the country before and after the center closed. |

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